Växjö changes all light bulbs to low energy lamps

 

Växjö, also known as the greenest city in Europe, has taken the initiative to change all light bulbs to low energy lamps from Aura Light. This initiative will definitely make the greenest city in Europe even greener.

 

 

Växjö, also known as the greenest city in Europe, has taken the initiative to change all light bulbs to low energy lamps. The project deserves to be lauded and Aura Light is proud to be part of it.

The designation ‘the greenest city in Europe’ is the sum of all the environmental projects that have been and will be carried out in the municipality of Växjö in Sweden. It was against this backdrop that VöFAB, the municipal property company, decided to change all its light bulbs to low-energy lamps in order to reduce energy consumption in the municipality.

A role model for others

The project began in 2009. All the light bulbs in premises covering a total of 260,000 km² were replaced with low energy lamps. These premises were all within the city of Växjö in buildings such as schools and preschools and areas such as toilets, cellar corridors and storerooms. «We want to be a role model for others,» explains Bruno Birgersson, Energy Optimiser at VöFAB.

Aura Light is the single supplier of The Janitor Box

VöFAB started the process of assessing suppliers. Parameters such as energy consumption, quality and price played a huge role in the assessment. Aura Light was selcted as the best alternative among these suppliers. Aura Light was also the only supplier of the janitor box. «The solution with the janitor box is extremely practical, particularly when replacing a lot of bulbs at the same time, as in our case. The janitor box makes this possible in a convenient way. You simply take the box full of low-energy lamps with you, replace the bulbs and then place the old bulbs in the case» explains Bruno.

Växjö saves millions

This initiative will definitely make the greenest city in Europe even greener. By replacing its light bulbs in this way, Växjö can reduce its CO2 emissions by 240,000 kg over the lifetime of the low energy lamps! Cost savings in the form of reduced energy consumption, purchasing costs and replacement costs will total SEK three million over the life of the lamps!